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 Post subject: Need help finding a networking device
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:49 pm 
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I want to connect two Xboxes in one room to my Netgear M814v2 wireless rounter/hub in another (for Xbox Live). Currently I am running long cables between the rooms -- an inelegant solution.

I could buy wireless adapters for both Xboxes, but this would be expensive and limited only to Xbox use. What I really want is a device that I can put in the Xbox room, plug both Xboxes into with very short ethernet cables, and wirelessly access the Netgear access point.

What sort of device am I looking for, and can anyone provide recommendations for a good, relatively cheap solution?

(I believe a product like Apple's Airport Express would be perfect, except that it only has one network port, and I want to use two devices...)

Thanks in advance

-netloss


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:03 pm 
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Then use a hub.

If you have a PC in that room which has wireless access and a wired port, then you can attach a hub to the wired port and connect the two Xboxes to the hub.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:58 pm 
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That's definitely a possibile solution, which I will consider. Since it doesn't need to be a kick-ass PC, I have the parts lying around... However, right now there is no PC in that room, so the ideal solution would not require a PC. Does such a (cost-effective) device exist?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:34 pm 
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Hmm. Anyone have any ideas on this?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:28 pm 
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Do you know what kind of phone cable was run in your house?

I lucked out, turns out they used CAT5 so I was able to have a hub on every floor of my townhouse using the unused pairs of wire (green and brown) for pins 1, 2, 3 and 6. Got some home depot face places and punch down jacks for RJ11 and RJ45, am able to have both the legacy POTS and home networking nice and neat.

Pop the lid off your phone jack and see what type of cableing if your place is relatively new then you may be in luck too.

Another method is ethernet over power adaptors, such as GigaFast "HomePlug" series

http://www.gigafast.com/products/homeplug.htm

worth a look if you don't want to mess with any existing wiring


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I bought one of these for my Xbox and PS2 that used to be downstairs. I didn't want to run cables and its basically a wireless bridge with 5 ports so this should do you good. It was a little pricey at about $135, but man its the best Linksys product I have ever put my hands one.

http://www.linksys.com/products/product ... 5&prid=615


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:43 pm 
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netloss wrote:
Hmm. Anyone have any ideas on this?


I was going to say the same thing as DaBrain, but he beat me to it :P


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Flytrap7 wrote:
netloss wrote:
Hmm. Anyone have any ideas on this?


I was going to say the same thing as DaBrain, but he beat me to it :P


These new Linksys devices that are coming out are top notch. No more feeling like cheap plastic home user stuff, this metal casing feels solid.


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